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Serious forest fires in the Otways are started by careless logging practices

In January/February 2000 two forest fires were started by bark heaps in logged forest catching alight in the Otways. These fires occurred at Kennedys Creek and Mount McKenzie Track. Many fires are apparently unreported by the media, as they are extinguished before they pose a serious threat


A helicopter dumps water on the blaze along Kennedy Creek
Source Geelong Advertiser 13/1/00

FIRE CREWS BATTLE LOGGING SITE BLAZE

Nearly 200 firefighters were last night working to control a blaze that broke out at a logging site in the Otway Ranges on Tuesday night. The fire burnt about 80 hectares of native forest south of Kennedyís Creek, 40 kilometres south-west of Colac, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment said. The departmentís State Fire Co-ordinator, Mr. Richard Alder, said crews expected to have the fire controlled by this morning.
(Source: The Age, 13/1/2000 )

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